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Nation seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and importance of patents to boost research? at LAD College, Nagpur

Smt. R.P College for Women Nagpur and LAD College (Shankar Nagar campus), on January 10, 2016, organised a national seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and importance of patents to boost research. Technical sessions on introduction and importance of IPR, patentability of inventions, copyright, plagiarism and its relevance were the major takeaways from this seminar. This workshop was all about fundamentals of IPR and inventions that are not patentable in India.

Dr Shyamala Nair, Principal of LAD College in her speech, spoke about the achievements of LAD College and how committed the college has been in empowering women. Also, Nair urged all the students to exercise their creativity in the best possible way.

Dr Kane, Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, while addressing the students during the seminar said that IPR and patents have now become the ?buzz words in academic circles. He also gave a brief introduction on the topic – Information and Communication Technologies and Internet. Kane said that through copyrights, intellectual property and patents, etc, knowledge transfer has become much easier today.

Dr Kane, while making the audience aware of procedures, techniques and other important information on patents, further said, Apart from plants and animals, all evolution and developments take place due to intellect. The two skills – reading and writing – are products of this intellect that facilitate knowledge transfer. And, the availability of knowledge transfer has made copyrights necessary. Almost 75% of our research on a daily basis is academic in nature. Various discoveries, science and their commercial usage have led to the implementation of patents.

During an interaction with Nation Next, Swapnil Gawande, Attorney for Copyrights and Patenting, said, There are very few science colleges in India who have conducted similar seminars and activities on the importance of IPR, inventions and their patents. Negligence of implementation of patentability is the biggest issue in India. Eighty per cent of applicants, who file for patents in India, are foreigners. So, for the awareness of the same, it’s a great idea to conduct such seminars and activities. Engineering and pharmacy colleges give more importance to such seminars than science colleges. This initiative will now help the students and faculty from the science department to get informed about patentability. I hope to see more applications for patents to be filed post this seminar. He further added, Instead of focusing more on the commercial aspect, an inventor should focus more on the research part of his work. He should check whether his invention could be patented or not. The country should be benefitted from his inventions.

Dr Bindu Sharma, Founder and CEO IP Solutions LLP Bangalore, who was one of the key speakers, told Nation Next, IPR in India is gaining more importance than ever before. Intellectual property is an intangible asset that needs to be protected well in order to extract maximum benefit out of it. New ideas and inventions should be documented; proper research regarding patents should be done. We need to protect and monetise these creations. Also, it’s extremely important for institutes to have an IP policy to define an IP Strategy (that the institution follows).

Dr Yenkie, Chaya Satpute, Pankaj Borkar, Dr Anuradha Gadkari, Dr U Guha and Dr DR Peshwe were the other guests who were present during the seminar. Dr JP Chawla Secretary of NUMTA and Dr Chitra Lade were the convener of the seminar. The national seminar was held at LAD Colleges Justice Bhavaishankar Niyogi Auditorium, which was organised under the aegis of IQAC and Research Development Cell of LAD College in collaboration with NU Microbiology Teachers Association.

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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